OXFORD, Miss. – After a hard fought three-set victory Friday night against Xavier, the Ole Miss volleyball team (3-3) dispatched Tennessee Tech 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 27-25) on Saturday in its final match in the Xavier Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Despite it being just a three-set match, senior right side hitter Allegra Wells registered a season-high tying 13 kills. Similarly, senior setter Amanda Philpot averaged 11.33 assists per set to finish with 34 assists for the match. Junior outside hitter Kara Morgan finished one kill shy of a double-double with nine kills and a team-high 12 digs.
“We had a real steady performance by Kara Morgan and Ashley Veach again, and I was real pleased with how we responded and built on last night’s win,” Ole Miss head coach Joe Getzin said. “Allegra also had a very solid match – 14 kills and five blocks – she did a very good job today.”
Ole Miss came out of the gates on fire, overwhelming Tennessee Tech for a 25-10 victory in the first set. The Rebels went on multiple 3-0 runs throughout the set, and one 8-0 run that ultimately sealed it. Junior outside hitter Kellie Goss, freshman middle blocker Nakeyta Clair and Wells each had four kills in the set. Philpot, who had a season-high 46 assists in Friday’s five-set victory over Xavier, had 14 assists in the opening set. Ole Miss was very efficient in its attacks, hitting at a .462 clip for the set.
The second set was much of the same for Ole Miss, as the Rebels marched to 25-12 victory. Wells again hammered down four kills, and Philpot dished out nine assists in the set.
The third set was much closer for Ole Miss, but after having played in four five-set matches already this season, the seasoned Rebels pushed through and got the 27-25 victory to finish the match. Wells and Morgan paced Ole Miss throughout the set with six and five kills, respectively. It is Ole Miss’ first three-set victory of the season.
Ole Miss will play again Friday when it opens its home schedule with the Magnolia Invitational. The Rebels will play Alabama A&M Friday at 1:30 p.m. CT, before playing Rice at 7:00 p.m. CT. Ole Miss will close out play in the Magnolia Invitational with a 1:00 p.m. tilt against North Dakota.
For all Ole Miss volleyball news and information, including daily recaps, live stats and results, go to OleMissSports.com, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissVB and go to Facebook at Ole Miss Volleyball.
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